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August 2, 2013 10:17:28 AM

After upgrading RAM, how do I increase usable RAM

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a c 191 } Memory
August 2, 2013 10:24:29 AM

bobu2357 said:
After upgrading RAM, how do I increase usable RAM

You don't. Windows does.
What OS is it? And 32bit or 64bit?

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a c 88 } Memory
August 2, 2013 10:24:33 AM

If you have a 32bits OS and installed more than 3GB RAM, you need to upgrade to a 64bits OS - assuming you have a 64bits CPU.

If you already have a 64bits CPU, 64bits OS, check that the BIOS is recognizing the extra RAM. If the BIOS doesn't see it then you either exceeded your platform's maximum RAM capacity or have a hardware compatibility issue.

Lots of ifs since you didn't say anything about your CPU/RAM/MoBo.
a c 113 } Memory
August 2, 2013 12:06:29 PM

If you'd like more help, please state:

1. How much RAM you installed (4GB, 8GB?)

2. Do you have 64-bit or 32-bit Windows?

3. If 32-bit Windows, how much VIDEO RAM does your graphics card/chip have?